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Droit de la santé et médecine légaleSuccédant aux trois éditions de Médecin et droit médical, ce nouveau manuel Droit de la santé et médecine légale offre un vaste panorama de ces deux domaines, en intégrant les développements les plus récents de la législation et de la jurisprudence, notamment en matière de protection de l’adulte. Rédigé par des juristes et des médecins, issus de la pratique comme du monde académique, ce recueil de textes aborde les thèmes classiques du droit de la santé – consentement éclairé, secret médical ou responsabilité médicale – et les thèmes plus pointus de la biomédecine, tels que l’analyse génétique, la procréation médicalement assistée ou encore l’assistance au décès. Les principaux thèmes de la médecine légale traditionnelle - levée de corps, autopsie, toxicologie, analyses d'ADN, capacité et aptitude à la conduite, constats de lésions traumatiques - y sont aussi présentés de manière claire et compréhensible, même pour les profanes. En faisant référence à une situation clinique suivie d’un exposé juridique chaque fois que le sujet s’y prête, cet ouvrage est conçu par son ancrage dans la réalité quotidienne comme un outil directement utilisable tant pour les praticiens du droit que pour les professionnels de la santé. 840 pages
Ordo rationis y vida moral. Un espacio insospechado de racionalidad práctica en S. Tomás de AquinoThe article seeks to explore the meaning and function of ordo rationis within Thomas Aquinas’ moral doctrine. Abundant and converging signs invite to recognize such notion, being a general principle that structures the Thomistic ethics in its totality. Conversely, the device of ordo rationis develops a rich heuristic function, since it allows a detailed and homogeneous understanding of numerous major themes of Thomistic ethics, including: the configuration of human acts and their moral specification, the classification of virtues on the basis of their mode of regulation, and the articulation of the precepts of the natural law in relation to virtuous excellence.
Global Networks and the Legal ProfessionThe importance of networks and the power of exponential growth within networks have become much more apparent to the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This Article addresses the topic of global legal profession networks. The introductory section provides information about our global economy and society that helps explain why global legal profession networks are valuable. It argues that global networks are beneficial for clients, lawyers, and other legal services stakeholders. After introducing some of the scientific literature about networks in general and legal profession networks specifically, Section II identifies ways in which lawyers participate in global legal profession networks. The Article identifies global network opportunities for law firms, as well as global network opportunities for individual lawyers. This section also addresses the growth prospects for global legal profession networks. It concludes that despite recent events, these kinds of global networks already are important and are likely to grow in importance. The final section of the Article urges individual lawyers and the organizations for which they work to recognize the global networks to which they already are connected and to consider joining additional global networks. It also explains why the “take-aways” from this Article apply to lawyers and organizations outside of the United States, as well as lawyers and organizations within the United States. (A subsequent article focuses on a subset of global legal profession networks, which are the global networks lawyer regulation stakeholders. This related "networks" article is Laurel S. Terry, Lawyer Regulation Stakeholder Networks and the Global Diffusion of Ideas, 33(3) Georgetown J. Legal Ethics __ (2020), available in June or July 2020 at https://works.bepress.com/laurel_terry.
In Defense of Scholars' Briefs: A Response to Richard FallonIn a thoughtful and provocative essay, Richard Fallon criticizes law professors for lightly signing onto 'scholars’ briefs,' that is, amicus briefs filed on behalf of a group of law professors claiming expertise in the subject area. Fallon argues that law professors are constrained by the moral and ethical obligations of their profession from joining scholars’ briefs without first satisfying standards similar to those governing the production of scholarship, and thus he believes that law professors should abstain from adding their names to such briefs more often than they do now. This response begins by describing the benefits of scholars’ briefs to both the bench and the legal academy, and then explains why scholars’ briefs may permissibly make arguments in the form of advocacy, rather than scholarship. Although I agree with Fallon that authors and signatories of scholars’ briefs must satisfy different standards than those that apply to practicing lawyers writing amicus briefs - such as being experts in the subject area and sincerely believing in the result the brief advocates - I do not believe that such briefs must adhere to the norms that apply to legal scholarship. I argue that the realities of litigation, in which a judge’s decision is inevitably influenced by both precedent and politics, coupled with the adversarial context in which such briefs are filed, justifies their departure from the pure standards of scholarship.
Chronique, fiction, roman de non-fictionNext to mass-medias’ diffusion of drug trafficking culture, as well as published journalistic investigations about the cartels, some authors of chronicles, novelists and storytellers looked for – and found – literary expressions that go beyond fascination and horror denunciation. The non-fiction novel Campos de amapola. Antes de esto by Lolita Bosch takes a clear and firm position against violence. Los trabajos del reino by Yuri Herrera bets upon fable’s poetry; Señor de Señores by Miguel Tapia parodies the Leviticus to evoke chastisement discourse. This paper deals with esthetic effects and eventual ethic interrogation of these works.